Pediatric Therapy in Dubuque
At UnityPoint Health Pediatric Therapy Center, we offer experienced professionals who are passionate about working with children and are committed to advancing our knowledge to best serve our patients within Dubuque and the surrounding tri-state area. Our team has a combined 100 + years of experience.
Our pediatric therapists provide comprehensive services to children from infancy through early adulthood. Using a collaborative approach, we work closely with the family and other health care providers to maximize each child's potential for functional independence and communication through examinations, evaluations, promotion of health and wellness, assessment of needs for adaptive equipment, feeding intervention, and development of functional skills. We treat a wide variety of diagnoses from minor development delays to significant neurological disorders.
- Physical Therapists - focus on improving strength, coordination, balance and motor skills including tummy time, crawling, walking, jumping and climbing to improve functional independence and participation.
- Occupational Therapists - focus on fine motor coordination, sensory processing, handwriting and activities of daily living (dressing/grooming) to develop functional and independent skills. Our therapists are trained to use the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach, while working with those who are considered picky eaters or have feeding difficulties.
- Speech - Language Pathologists - focus on understanding and using words, social communication and interaction, speech sound difficulties, reading difficulties, and voice and swallowing disorders. Our therapists are trained to use traditional voice therapy techniques as well as PROMPT therapy.
Specialized Services Offered by our Pediatric Rehabilitation Team
- Aquatic Physical Therapy
- Adaptive Equipment Assessments
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Bracing/Orthotics/Footwear modifications
- CIMT (constraint-induced movement therapy)
- Feeding Intervention (including SOS and Beckman Approaches)
- Gait Training with LiteGait System
- Handwriting Without Tears®
- Home Care Services
- Interactive Metronome®
- Integrated Listening Systems (ILS)
- Kinesio Taping®
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) therapy services
- NMES (neuromuscular electrical stimulation for muscle re-education
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS)
- PROMPT Therapy
- Sensory Processing and Integration
- Splinting/Dynamic Serial Casting
- Toe Walking Rehabilitation
Specialized Certifications Held by our Pediatric Rehabilitation Team
- Gaston® Technique
- Pediatric Clinical Specialist
- Ride Custom Wheelchair Seating Practitioner
- Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)
- VistalStim® for swallowing disorders
About Your Child's First Visit
Your child's first visit with Finley Pediatric Rehabilitation Services will probably be the longest. Please plan to be at the clinic for more than one hour. We ask that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes ahead of your child's appointment to complete medical history and insurance information.
You will want to bring the following items along to your child's first appointment (unless our office has already received it):
- Referral information from your child's primary provider
- Recent medical records from your child's primary provider
- Results of any previous evaluations
- Adaptive equipment, braces/splints, and/or communication devices that are being used
- If you have any questions or need to cancel, please call 563.557.9955
If you have questions about your child's appointment or need to reschedule or cancel, please call the UnityPoint Health Pediatric Therapy Center at (563) 583-6977.
Our office hours are Monday -Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Early Intervention Services
Within our pediatric rehabilitation team are professionals with expertise in early intervention services (birth to three years old) including positioning, sensory integration, feeding, adaptive equipment, splinting and much more, depending on your child's specific needs.